File feyerabend/feyerabend.0602, message 2

Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 14:50:51 -0500
Subject: Re: [PKF] feyerabend Digest, Vol 10, Issue 4

Hi all,

I am following this recent craziness about the cartoons satirising the
Prophet Muhammad. I am reading the news and the opinions around. It surely
is a complicated issue, and one can go on arguing about it for ever.

Still, one thing I have no doubt about: that this has revealed in a most
spectacular and sad way the inability of the western world to even entertain
the idea that some people's reality can rightfully differ from theirs.  You
can detect this in their very first words, the first sentence of their
comment: how much they simply don't "get it", and how much in vain their
"careful analysis" is going to be.

It occured to me more than once that it is PKF's ideas that we are missing
here. It seems that at least one of the sources of his philosophy is exactly
this realization that other people's reality can rightfully differ from
ours---and then the willingness to both know about this different reality
and at the same time fight the arrogance of those not recognizing it.

Anyway, these were my thoughts, and then this link came (below) with PKF's
voice discussing something that I believe is very much in this spirit.
Really enjoyed listening to it.

   1. a few points on pkf (Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend)

2.       Some of Paul's best recordings available in English and interesting
> for the large public are available in a CD entitled Stories from Paolino's
> Tapes :  Incidentally,
> this is the only recording of his voice that I know is available from the
> Internet.
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